(If there is a tag at the end of a sentence or block like [WE-S01E10] that means the information has been harvested from the excellent Writing Excuses podcast).
- Character and conflict is the soul of story. [WE-S01E01]
- First work out the events that have to happen, and sort out the chronology later. [WE-S01E01]
Traps to be avoided
- Don’t fall into the trap of formatting the pages. [WE-S01E01]
- Excessive world-building. If the events of the world-building don’t directly affect the character or plot, don’t include them (or barely). World-build, but don’t ego-build. [WE-S01E01]